Cambridge, MA – The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) are joining the Congressional Institute (CI) as co-hosts of Harvard Institute of Politics‘ (IOP) upcoming Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress.  Every two years, the IOP hosts the country’s preeminent educational and preparatory program for new U.S. House lawmakers.

Newly elected members of Congress from across the country will gather in early December for the IOP’s conference on exercising leadership in Congress and addressing legislative challenges.  The program has hosted nearly 700 current and former representatives since its inception in 1972.  The IOP invites all members of Congress elected in the previous congressional cycle.

The IOP, in partnership with AEI, Brookings, CSIS and CI, are developing an agenda featuring a distinguished group of policy and political experts.

“Our conference provides an opportunity for new members to meet their colleagues from across political and party ideology and gain critical guidance from experts, practitioners and each other,” said Christian Flynn, Harvard IOP Director of Conferences and Special Projects. “In collaboration with our partners, we are creating an agenda and program that will be responsive to the interests of all the Members-elect.”

The 21st Bipartisan Program for Newly Elected Members of Congress will run from December 2-5 at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. New members of Congress will participate in a variety of sessions, led by academics, policy analysts, practitioners and current and former members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  Topics will include The Domestic Economy: The Middle-Class Crunch, America’s Role in the World, Balancing Family and Work Life on Capitol Hill as well as sessions on working with the White House, the federal budget, the global economy, terrorism and extremism, communications and navigating the legislative process.


Press release courtesy of Harvard Institute of Politics.